Le Donne Revisits Jesus and Memory (Skinner)

Over at the Jesus Blog, Anthony Le Donne is revisiting the recent impact of social memory on historical Jesus studies. In two posts (see here and here), Anthony attempts to add some much needed nuance to a conversation that often generates more heat than light. As I read the first post, there is an overarching plea to students and scholars: If you are going to offer a critique of social memory, read the best work being done by the best scholars (Keith, Rodriguez, Schroeter, et. al.), then engage their arguments rather than the arguments of those you want to critique. The second post provides a more substantive interaction between Anthony and Zeba Crook, one of the more recent critics of memory in Jesus research. As with most anything Anthony writes, the posts are worth a read.